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Scales

Lethal Guitar: Bending Basics

September 30, 2010
String bending is one of the most fundamental tools any guitarist should have in their quiver.
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Altered Scales and Chords

August 17, 2010
A look at popular altered chords, scales, and arpeggios.
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The Lydian Mode

August 17, 2010
Talking modes and how to use them right.
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Lethal Guitar: Southern Rock Gods

July 29, 2010
Licks in the style of Lynyrd Skynyrd, .38 Special, James Gang and more.
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Bluesy Bends: Half-step "Smears," 1 1/2 Step Overbends and More

July 20, 2010
Basic bends and the minor third bend are covered
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The Diminished Scale: Jazzy Applications for this Symmetrical Scale

July 20, 2010
The diminished scale can be constructed simply by preceding each note of the diminished seventh chord with a note a semitone below.
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Master Ultra-Fast Runs with Linear Tapping

July 20, 2010
Learn Greg Howe''s linear tapping approach
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Shredding the Modes

July 8, 2010
Mike uses everything you''ve learned in the previous Modal lessons to show you how to solo over a modal progression.
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Arpeggio Madness!

June 16, 2010
Three examples using legato and string-skipping trad sequences.
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The Lydian Flat-7 Scale

June 16, 2010
Improvising jazz lines over non-functioning dominant 7th chords
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The Modes, part 5: Tetrachords

June 10, 2010
This lesson will introduce a concept called tetrachords and give you some examples on how to construct scales with them and to help you master the modes across the fretboard much easier.
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Detailed Diminished VI

May 25, 2010
The Detailed Diminished series wraps up with resolutions and ways to launch the diminished idea from a blues scale.
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Colorful String Skipping

May 18, 2010
Producing colorful passages by emphasizing select notes within a scale.
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The Modes, part 4: Playing Across the Fingerboard

May 7, 2010
In this lesson, Mike shows you how to play each mode across the fingerboard with extended patterns.
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Detailed Diminished V

April 29, 2010
In the fifth installment of the series, our focus will begin to shift on application of the diminished idea into more pragmatic areas
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Hybrid Scales: Expanding Your Sonic Palette

April 15, 2010
Combining notes from two different scales to create hybrids
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Harmonic Minor b5

April 15, 2010
Add some flavor to harmonic minor scales with the flat 5
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The Modes, part 3: Modal Lines

April 7, 2010
Continue your modal education with lines from the F# Ionian, E Dorian, A Phrygian and C Lydian scales.
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Detailed Diminished IV

March 19, 2010
Resolving diminished chords or arpeggios to a minor chord in minor keys
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